How to Make a POD Candle (A Candle With a Message Inside)

6.2k Views 366 Likes
How to Make a POD Candle (A Candle With a Message Inside)
12 Steps
Supplies
Embed
1

The easiest way to make a POD Candle is to use a store-bought white candle (preferably without scent) and a candle holder to use as a mold.

2
Gather your supplies and write your message on  a piece of paper.

Gather your supplies and write your message on a piece of paper.

Recommended For You
3
Remove the wick from the candle. On most candles it is easily removed by pulling it from the bottom. It is recommended that you check this when you buy it.

Remove the wick from the candle. On most candles it is easily removed by pulling it from the bottom. It is recommended that you check this when you buy it.

4
Fill the bottom of the double boiler with water and place the pouring pot with the wick-less candle inside it. Bring the water to a low simmer, just hot enough for  the candle to melt slowly.

Fill the bottom of the double boiler with water and place the pouring pot with the wick-less candle inside it. Bring the water to a low simmer, just hot enough for the candle to melt slowly.

5
While the candle is melting, prepare your message to be placed inside the candle. Fold the piece of paper and wrap the aluminium foil around it, covering the paper completely and tight.

While the candle is melting, prepare your message to be placed inside the candle. Fold the piece of paper and wrap the aluminium foil around it, covering the paper completely and tight.

6
Fill half of the candle holder with the melted wax. Put the pouring pot back until the liquid wax you just poured solidified.

Fill half of the candle holder with the melted wax. Put the pouring pot back until the liquid wax you just poured solidified.

7
Place the wick in the center of the candle holder while the wax is still melted. In order to keep it straight, place it against a pencil or anything similar.

Place the wick in the center of the candle holder while the wax is still melted. In order to keep it straight, place it against a pencil or anything similar.

8
After the wax in the container starts to become opaque, place your message inside it, as far from the wick as you can. Using the pencil, gently push it down, making sure it got stuck in the warm wax.

After the wax in the container starts to become opaque, place your message inside it, as far from the wick as you can. Using the pencil, gently push it down, making sure it got stuck in the warm wax.

9
Grab the pouring pot and pour the remaining wax in the container. Let the wax cool down, preferably overnight.

Grab the pouring pot and pour the remaining wax in the container. Let the wax cool down, preferably overnight.

10

After the wax solidified, the candle should be easy to take out from the container. Trim the wick and you're done.

11

WARNING: Don't leave melting candle wax unattended. Don't put wax on direct heat. Never leave burning candles unattended. Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire.

12

Find out more about the POD Candle by visiting www.podcandle.org End conflict in your life. Cease fire, light a fire!

keyboard shortcuts:     previous step     next step
Comments
0 COMMENTS
View More Comments